Peculiarities & Place – The Atlantus and Cape May Diamonds

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Sunset Beach in Cape May, New Jersey, has two unique draws: The Atlantus and Cape May Diamonds. The Atlantus is a concrete ship sunk here in June of 1926. Slowly, the ship is being claimed by the sea.

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Cape May Diamonds are quartz pebbles polished to a diamond-like clarity by their passage down the Delaware River. The man in the photograph must be a serious beachcomber; he brought along a small rake to search for Cape May Diamonds.

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I enjoy sorting through all the beautiful pebbles. Most are polished to a lovely smoothness.

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I didn’t come home empty-handed. Here are a few of the ‘diamonds’ I found on a piece of moonshell. For us, a visit to Cape May always includes a quick stop-over at Sunset Beach.

12 thoughts on “Peculiarities & Place – The Atlantus and Cape May Diamonds

      1. I have never heard of Cape May except for from what you wrote. I had heard of Cape Cod where the Pilgrims first landed and their worship rituals and their prayers. Thank you for teaching me something new through your posts, Kathy. I look forward to your simple and heart touching posts each day. When you don’t write one day, I keep wondering if my friend is ok because almost every day, you are as regular as clockwork with your posts.
        Susie

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